The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and partners Shoppers Drug Mart and Citron Hygiene are inviting Ottawa residents to help collect personal hygiene products for women. Hygiene products are a monthly expense that some women in our community can’t afford and with the increase in cost for goods, more women to be facing difficulties.
The collection of personal hygiene products was introduced in 2016 as the ‘Purse Project’ and resulted in over 8000 purses filled with necessities that were donated to women living at local area shelters. In 2019, the OPS began emphasizing the products without the purses, because the need for these items is constant. There are several locations where people can drop off donations until December 11.
- Ottawa Police Services will accept donations at 211 Huntmar Drive, 3343 St. Joseph Boulevard and 474 Elgin Street between 8am and 6 pm.
- Shoppers Drug Mart locations: 174 Bank Street, 702 Bank Street, 1080 Bank Street/Sunnyside, 3781 Stranherd Drive and at 181 Greenbank Road.
- The Citron Hygiene warehouse located at 150-2855 Swansea Crescent is also a drop-off location, from Monday to Friday between 8:30am to 4:30pm.